Fox News host Laura Ingraham mistook the late Nipsey Hussle for another Los Angeles musician, YG, while presenting a segment about Hussle’s recent funeral.
Laughing while discussing Hussle’s life, Ingraham is clearly confused when she states “This dear artist recently released a song called “FDT,” then moves into a clip from YG’s music video, which does feature an appearance from Nipsey Hussle. Unable to resist, Ingraham’s co-host peppers the segment with a few comments of his own, reacting “Irving Berlin look out,” to describe the track’s clear refrain.
Justin Bieber then reacted to the incident, posting to his Instagram by saying “Laura Ingraham absolutely disgusting what you did on national television. How dare you laugh in the face of a person who has passed on. Doesn’t matter who it is.” Bieber’s comments were joined by reactions from T.I., Jamie Foxx, The Game, and others.
Grammy-nominated Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store in Los Angeles on April 2.